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Assistant Professor of Neurology/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Program Director, PMR Residency

Director, Southeastern Regional Amputee Center (RAC), HSR&D/RR&D Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs

Medical Director, Amputation Specialty Program, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Contact Info
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

Phone: (813) 972-7688
Fax: (813) 903-2483
Email: gail.latlief@va.gov

Gail A. Latlief, D.O.

Amputee Medicine Prosthetics
Assistant Professor & Program Director


Medical School: NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Sun Coast Hospital, Largo, Florida (Internship)
Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Sinai Hospital (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)


Clinical Interests:
• Amputation care and prevention.

Research Interests:
• Amputation and prosthetics.

Board Certification(s):
• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

• Amputee

Selected Publications

Elnitsky CA, Latlief GA, Andrews EE, Adams-Koss LB, Phillips SL. Preferences for rehabilitation services among women with major limb amputations. Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;38(1):32-6. doi: 0.1002/rnj.62. PubMed PMID: 23365003.

Latlief G, Elnitsky C, Hart-Hughes S, Phillips SL, Adams-Koss L, Kent R, Highsmith MJ. Patient safety in the rehabilitation of the adult with an amputation. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2012 May;23(2):377-92. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2012.02.011. Review. PubMed PMID: 22537700.

Phillips, Sam L. PhD, CP, FAAOP; Harris, Melanie S. CP; Koss, Laurel OT; Latlief, Gail DO. Experiences and Outcomes With Powered Partial Hand Prostheses: A Case Series of Subjects With Multiple Limb Amputations. JPO Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics: April 2012 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 93–97

Tracy S. Kretzmer, Edward J. Hickling, Georgia Laliotis, Scott D. Barnett, Susan Hagan, Shalah Thomas, Gail Latlief. Poster 100 Use of Dihydroergotamine in Treating Chronic, Blast-related Post-Traumatic Headaches. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 1 October 2011 (volume 92 issue 10 Page 1721 DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.07.126)

Highsmith, M Jason DPT, CP, FAAOP; Schulz, Brian W. PhD; Hart-Hughes, Stephanie PT, MSMS, NCS; Latlief, Gail A. DO, FAAPMR; Phillips, Sam L. PhD, CP, FAAOP. Differences in the Spatiotemporal Parameters of Transtibial and Transfemoral Amputee Gait. J Prosthet Orthot. 2010; 22(1):26-30